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New post 16 May 2008, 14:28
And there I was...a year ago..thinking the GMAT will only have an impact on me getting into a school... :shock:

Haha...I think pretty soon it's gonna be important to tell kids in school to get better grades and have documentation ready if they want to break into MC..

I wonder if they really use such old information to differentiate candidates or ask for it just because....

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ditto. btw, they also ask for your damned ACT/SAT scores, with breakdowns. WTF? my advice is to dig that stuff out now. It can take some time, so you'll save some frustration and $$$ if you do it now.
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New post 22 May 2008, 01:23
To Rhyme and Audedat

I have been invited to the newly admitted students summer recruiting event at McKinsey, at one of their international offices. They required you to register online. Not surprisingly, they require you to input the undergrad GPA. What do you think I should do? It's a great networking opportunity, but I hope I will not be put on some GPA blacklist for future internship and FT events/interviews once I get to school....what do you guys think?

Anyone else care to chip in their views regarding how undergrad GPA affects MC recruitment?
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New post 22 May 2008, 06:32
the more they know and like you, the less those impersonal benchmarks - like ug gpa - will matter.

i would just fill it out and go. they'll find out eventually anyway. and the invite-only events don't start until later in the fall semester.

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To Rhyme and Audedat

I have been invited to the newly admitted students summer recruiting event at McKinsey, at one of their international offices. They required you to register online. Not surprisingly, they require you to input the undergrad GPA. What do you think I should do? It's a great networking opportunity, but I hope I will not be put on some GPA blacklist for future internship and FT events/interviews once I get to school....what do you guys think?

Anyone else care to chip in their views regarding how undergrad GPA affects MC recruitment?
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New post 23 May 2008, 03:11
Thanks guys, very helpful. I will go to the event and see what's up.
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New post 11 Jul 2008, 09:22
Great Post Ryme !!!! Kudos..

I had an interview with McKinsey in India last year .. (they take very few undergraduates from good colleges in India, but its very tough to get selected). there was a case study for Airports (similar to your museum story) and i blew it big time...... I wish i had seen this post earlier.....
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Has anyone ever interviewed with Booz and if so how did it go?
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New post 29 Jul 2008, 20:35
Kudos, rhyme. Pursuing MC just started to cross my mind and this was a great intro to the field.
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New post 10 Aug 2008, 12:28
Thanks - excellent information.

Found more information on this video from vualt..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQUcoun99Vk
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New post 30 Oct 2008, 06:21
rhyme wrote:

1) No. The cases are fundamentally different in style and content. Questions can be straightforward "Why are we loosing money" to pretty wacky "Our client just found some dinosaur remains. What are they worth?". (from a big 3 firm no less!)

2) Most books suck, but if you have no idea what to expect, try "Case In Point". Don't get too worked up about the frameworks yet, I think he gives way way too many (I've got it down to 3 ... I think he has something like 12, its crazy).


Thanks rhyme ....
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New post 30 Jul 2009, 09:51
Hey Rhyme,

This is an excellent thread. Thank you for all the helpful info.

I am an American interested in starting at a Latin American office - hopefully in Brazil - of one of the big 3 after school. Do you know if international offices of the big 3, specifically the Latin American offices, recruit American MBAs? If so, how hard is it for an American MBA to land a position at, say, the Sao Paulo office? FYI - I speak both Spanish and Portuguese.

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New post 11 Jan 2010, 04:41
Wow, so much information in your post!! Really really informative.

I'll be coming back to this post often :-D
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New post 26 Feb 2010, 16:11
Kudos sm332. Really helpful document!

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New post 28 Feb 2010, 14:27
Great doc sm332. Much obliged.
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Hi unhedged,

Curious as to what your complaint was with Big 4/Tech consulting?

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Not sure how the Tier 1/Tier 2 breakdown is in other people's minds, but this is my perspective:

There are different types of consulting, and many companies offer a variety of services. That is why you have differing opinions with Deliotte/Accenture, etc.

Accenture/Deliotte/Capgemini/IBM are known for their technology consulting, but all have strategy groups of various sizes and industry expertise.

The Big 4 (PwC, E&Y, KPMG, Deliotte) provide consulting services as well, though they tend to be more financial advisory than strategy. The type of work can vary a lot. Some people absolutely love what they do there, and some despise it. It really depends on which group you are with. Work/life balance can be better here though.

I think most MBAs want strategy consulting; the best of the best in that field is MBB. There are also other elite strategy firms, such as LEK, AT Kearney, Parthenon Group.

Another group would be the industry specialties, such as ZS Associates (Healthcare) or Schlumberger (Oil & Gas). If you are industry focused, these offer great options to develop industry knowledge and a strong network.

My personal outlook: If I decide to go back into consulting, I would shoot for either an elite strategy firm such those aforementioned, or an energy-focused firm. I worked Big 4 consulting/technology consulting before, and wouldn't want to go back to it.

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Has anyone else received information about the Connect with Bain opp? I haven't seen anything yet.
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It shows up in the Admitted Student Portal for Ross. I signed up last week and Bain contacted me to say they are finalizing the date and will be contacting me in a couple of weeks for the Boston reception.
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This post is incredibly helpful, thank you +1

I have a question: undergrads or graduates w/o experience applying for an internship or an entry-level position have to tackle a case in the interview too?

Thank you!
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Has anyone else received information about the Connect with Bain opp? I haven't seen anything yet.


It was on the admitted students' forum for Kellogg as well. I believe some people in LA and SF have already received invitations to receptions.
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New post 13 May 2010, 09:56
Hey Rhyme,
Great Thread man!!!!!! Its really helpful..
Guys my question may sound kinda naive, but I wanted to know that since u mentioned that MC is not generally limited to a particular Vertical/field, then what is the Specialization a person should choose for a career in MC...
I mean I am an Indian IT Male(no shortage of those) wanting to pursue Consulting, so whats the specialization I shud be looking for , shud it be IT (related to my field) or something different to get more exposure to a diff field?
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I've been playing around with some of the MC websites to see what campus' are targeted. E.G. Mckinsey has many schools listed in the drop down menu for MBA recruiting, but some take you to the "other schools" page, while others have their own page.

As for the Bain event, we got a notice about a 1-day summer workshop for incoming MBA's (not the minority/women event). Sounds like it rotates annually and this year it will be in Dallas domestically and Sao Paolo internationally.
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